Re: Excel Plug-in?

From Gordon Paynter
DateThu, 7 Feb 2002 11:44:45 -0800
Subject Re: Excel Plug-in?
In-Reply-To (3C62B8E8-26F19461-mdx-ac-uk)
On Thursday 07 February 2002 09:27, George Buchanan wrote:
> Jared Potter wrote:
> > I have read your posts for both excel and quark. What about not
> > having it parse the files? All that an excel file really needs to
> > be indexed with would be the title and subject information, for our
> > organization anyway.

As I think I recently said, this is what UnknownPlug is for. Here's
how I use it to import Quicktime movies, despite there not being a
QuickTime Movie plugin. From collect.cfg:

plugin ImagePlug
plugin UnknownPlug -process_exp '.MOV'
-assoc_field 'Movie' -file_type 'misc/misc'

Note that the associated file's name will be stored in a metadata
element called movie (and that I don't know the correct mime type!).
My format strings for displaying pages and lists contain expressions
like this (all on one line, of course):

format CL1VList '<td>[link][Title][/link]</td>
<td>{If}{[Image],Image!<br />[Image]}
{If}{[Movie],Quicktime movie!<br />[Movie]}</td>'